Livingstone Medical has been researching patient pyschology, health communication and information design

and their impact  on consumer behaviour - for over three decades.

This research looks at the barriers to delivering effective messages and investigates how complex medical

concepts can be delivered to patients in a format they can both understand - and respond to.

In the US this work has been approved by both the American Academy of Family Physician's Foundation

(AAFPF)  and  Case Western University Teaching Hospital's Department of Family Practice. (CWU).

In the UK it has been certified by the Department of Health's (NHS)  Information Standard

and endorsed by the Family Doctor Association (FDA).

It also formed the basis for Coventry University's inaugrual MA in Health Communication Design

at the UK Health Design & Technology Institute (HDTI)

Our family reference book  'A Patient's Guide to Diseases and Conditions'  was first published in the US,  in 2003.